SEPTEMBER 6 - OCTOBER 6, 2024

Empire Records

A world-premiere musical adaptation of the ‘90’s cult-classic film of the same name with an original rock score by Zoe Sarnak and book by original screenwriter Carol Heikkinen. Overflowing with optimism, rooftop dancing, and the spirit of punk rock, Empire Records tells the story of a band of idealist misfits fighting to save their beloved record store from a corporate takeover. 

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 / 7:30PM

Michael Feinstein in Because of You My Tribute to Tony Bennett featuring the Carnegie Hall Ensemble

Joined by the dynamic Carnegie Hall Ensemble, Michael Feinstein celebrates the unparalleled legacy of his late friend Tony Bennett with heartfelt renditions of Bennett’s greatest hits.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 / 7:30PM

Ballet Hispánico

Experience the vibrancy and passion of Ballet Hispánico, a leader in Latinx culture and dance for over 50 years.

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 / 7:30PM

An Evening with David Sedaris

Humorist, and Princeton favorite, David Sedaris returns to McCarter following the release of his newest books, A Carnival of Snackery and Pretty Ugly.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 / 7PM

Encanto: The Sing Along Concert Film

Create magical memories with the whole family. This interactive performance and screening features live music by Banda de la Casita, bringing Disney’s beloved film to life. 

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OCTOBER 9 - 13, 2024

Duel Reality

An all-ages epic, gravity-defying spectacle from the acclaimed cirque company The 7 Fingers (Water for Elephants, Pippin). Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, two feuding families engage in a battle of skill, each competition more daring than the last – while a pair of star-crossed lovers struggles to escape the showdown.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 / 7:30PM

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal will revisit the music and stories behind The Wheel, celebrating the album's 30th anniversary.  

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 / 7:30PM

SW!NG OUT

Swing by for SW!NG OUT, an exhilarating evening of live music and spectacular swing dance culminating in an on-stage jam session inviting the audience to join in on the fun.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 / 7:30PM

Yunchan Lim

McCarter Debut Artist and 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist International Piano Competition winner, Yunchan Lim, a precocious teen with prodigious talent marries technical brilliance with youthful emotion in this classical piano performance. 

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8 / 7:30PM

The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines are bringing their infectious energy to McCarter, promising an evening of timeless jazz music, with a fresh twist that only they can deliver. 

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 / 7:30PM

Randall Goosby Returns: Renaissance Quartet

Rooted in tradition yet boldly embracing the spirit of the 21st century, these four virtuosos journey through diverse musical landscapes, infused with jazz influences and remarkable technical prowess. 

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 / 7:30PM

The Moth

The global phenomenon featuring true stories told live comes to Princeton.

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DECEMBER 10 – 29, 2024

A Christmas Carol

McCarter's annual holiday tradition returns with magic, music, and merriment for all. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmases past, present and future and enjoy this classic story as it comes to life around you. Create magical memories with the ones you love as this festive spectacle ushers you into the spirit of the season with all the delight, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.

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MONDAY DECEMBER 16 / 7:30PM

The Brandenburg Concertos The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Hailed by the New Yorker as ‘joyous, effervescent, and yes, festive.’ As a pinnacle of Baroque musical art, the Brandenburg Concertos showcase Bach’s unmatched mastery and musical ingenuity.

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JANUARY 24 - FEBRUARY 9, 2025

Here There Are Blueberries

A celebrated new production from Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project (The Laramie Project). Based on real events, Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of newly discovered historical photographs and the shocking truth behind them—what they reveal about the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and our own humanity.

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4 / 7:30PM

The Crossing

A trailblazing and Grammy award-winning chamber choir helmed by the visionary Donald Nally, The Crossing pushes the boundaries of choral music presenting a dynamic fusion of new work. 

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FEBRUARY 7-8

Noli Timere

Witness the breathtaking aerial dance of Noli Timere, a collaboration between choreographer Rebecca Lazier and sculptor Janet Echelman, where dance meets engineering high above the stage.

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 / 7:30PM

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Celebrated for its vibrant interpretations and broad musical repertoire, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) - one of Europe’s leading orchestras - brings the heart of Czech musical tradition to the stage.

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 / 7:30PM

Bereishit Dance Company

The Seoul-based Bereishit Dance Company is celebrated for its athletic precision and creative choreography, approaching Korean traditional culture from a contemporary perspective.

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MARCH 20 - APRIL 6, 2025

Legacy of Light

In Princeton, New Jersey, a brilliant astrophysicist tries to become a mother. Meanwhile—300 years earlier, in France—a mathematician, scientist, and lover to Voltaire finds out she’s about to become one. From the writer of Native Gardens and Destiny of Desire comes a bright and funny new play about life, the universe, and parenthood.

 

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TUESDAY MARCH 25 / 7:30PM

Julia Fischer, violin & Jan Lisiecki, piano

Experience the seamless harmony and technical mastery of these two musical giants in a program that celebrates the legacy and beauty of classical music. 

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THURSDAY APRIL 17 / 7:30PM

Twyla Tharp 60th Anniversary Tour

Known as one of the most influential voices in contemporary dance, celebrate Twyla Tharp’s 60 years of choreographic brilliance.

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SATURDAY APRIL 26 / 7:30PM

An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma in conversation with Jeffrey Brown

Internationally revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma presents an evening of conversation and music moderated by PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown.

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MAY 8 - 25, 2025

Primary Trust

An absorbing and open-hearted comedy about new beginnings, NY Times Critic’s Pick, Primary Trust explores the inner and outer lives of Kenneth, a dedicated loner with a passion for drinking Mai Tais on weeknights. When he begins to face a world he’s long avoided, will he have the courage to embrace a new start in life?

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FRIDAY MAY 16 / 7:30PM

Pilobolus: re:CREATION

Pushing the boundaries of human physicality and visual artistry, audiences will journey into surreal worlds inhabited by otherworldly creatures and fantastical visions. 

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